About the Author
Debbie Lynne Costello has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina. She has worked in many capacities in her church and is currently the Children's Director. Debbie Lynne has shown and raised Shetland Sheepdogs for eighteen years and still enjoys litters now and then. In their spare time, she and her husband take pleasure in camping and riding their Arabian and Tennessee Walking horses.
1. What or whom inspired you to become an author?
I’ve loved writing since I was 8 years old. In high school I had a creative writing teacher who encouraged my writing. But the person who inspired me to be a writer is my husband. I was homeschooling at the time and my boys were in high school and didn’t need me all the time, but I stayed in the room with them in case they did need me. I read books while I waited for them to need my help. At dinner, I’d tell my hubby all the things I’d change in the book or the problems I saw in it. One day he said to me, “Why don’t you write your own book?” I sat on that and thought about it for a couple weeks. Then one day I sat down and started to write. Joe has been a huge encouragement to me and my writing. Always asking how my writing day went.
2. What authors inspire your writing?
Definitely MaryLu Tyndall, Kathleen L Maher, and Julie Lessman
3. What is your current WIP?
I am in the process of writing the sequel to Sword of Forgiveness. Its working name is Sword of Trust. You’ll see some of the same people in my sequel that you see in Sword of the Matchmaker and in Sword of Forgiveness.
4. When did you write your first novel? Is this novel published?
My first novel is Sword of Forgiveness and it was published in 2015. I wrote it in 2008. Wow hard to believe it has been 9 years!
5. What do you want readers to take away from reading Sword of the Matchmaker?
I’d like readers to take away the importance of listening to God. And how He wants to be a part of our lives, guiding us in everything we do. He speaks to us through so many ways—strangers, friends, a still small voice. I also want my readers of this novella to be able to enjoy the story and finish it but keep thinking about the characters.
6. When you are not writing, what hobbies do you enjoy?
My favorite hobby is trail riding with our horses. I raise a sheltie puppies about once a year. I also do some sewing, painting, and crocheting. Although, I am finding that all but the riding and puppies are hard to fit into my schedule these days as I keep my grandkids when my daughter is working.
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